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Purple Jesus Diaries:
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I Don't Go to Vikings Games: But I went to a Vikings game on Friday (which they won, 36-14, by the way). Oh, I've BEEN to Vikings games before. Plenty of them. I was there when Purple Jesus scored his first NFL touchdown. I was there when Paul Edinger booted a 56-yard field goal to beat the Packers in 2005. I also remember going to some Lions games as a very young, innocent child, not knowing what the hell I was looking at. Wonderful times. I even had season tickets for a couple of years, but quickly backed out when Brad Childress became head coach, for OBVIOUS reasons. Point being, I've BEEN to Vikings games, but I don't GO to them. In fact, I hadn't been to a Vikings game in almost three or maybe even four years. It was some preseason match up where I left at half time and got drunk. It was fun. And you know what? Friday's game was kind of fun too. There weren't a ton of people there, the game wasn't particularly meaningful, and the fans were beyond...
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Adrian Peterson is ready to go for the Minnesota Vikings. Coach Leslie Frazier isn't so sure he's ready to let Peterson in a game.
Following his first week of practice since coming back from major knee surgery, Peterson's status for Friday's third preseason game is in doubt. Peterson, coming back from surgery Dec. 31 to repair two torn ligaments...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. As Bill Musgrave remembers his playing days, he didnt have to slide very often to avoid vicious hits from opposing defenders.
The Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator has been working with second-year starting quarterback Christian Ponder about the best way to slide to stay healthy while getting the most yardage possible. Ponder was beat up often during his...
Minnesota Viking running back Adrian Peterson might play in Friday's preseason game against San Diego. At least Vikings coach Leslie Frazier did not rule out the possibility.
"We'll probably just see how he does with some of the stuff that we'll give him and probably make a determination by Tuesday or Wednesday if we want to do any more," Frazier said...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Running back Adrian Peterson and Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier have both expressed interest in getting the recovering Peterson action in the preseason.It turns out Peterson's first game action might come in the regular season, according to a report from ESPN1500.com's Judd Zulgad. Zulgad reported from an NFL source that Minnesota plans to...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings finally have approval for their new stadium to replace the outdated Metrodome. Now they might be playing overseas as they wait for the new stadium to be built.
According to a report in the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Minnesota is being eyed for games to be played in London over the next four seasons.
"We've expressed an interest,...
The Minnesota Vikings have a better idea about how to prepare Adrian Peterson and his surgically repaired left knee for the season.
Their plan is to simply load him up with a variety of work in practice over the next two weeks, rather than put him in an exhibition game for a couple of carries. Coach Leslie Frazier confirmed Tuesday his change of mind about Peterson's preseason...
In December 2011, Vikings defense end Jared Allen punched Falcons defensive end Ray Edwards in the crotch after a play. In Allen’s defense, he did warn him in advance.
“Ray is obviously a former teammate and a friend of mine. I told him before the snap that he’s known for blowing up the long snapper on the field goal. So I told him: ‘You run me over here, I’m...
Despite hints by Vikings coach Leslie Frazier that running back Adrian Peterson might play in Friday's preseason game against San Diego, NFL.com reported Monday that Peterson will not play in that game. Peterson, who had surgery to repair a torn anterior-cruciate ligament on Dec. 30, came off the physically unable to perform list on Aug. 12 and has had a week of practice....
(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer The Minnesota Vikings tied for the league lead in sacks last season, so opposing quarterbacks should've been pressured into forcing plenty of bad throws that the secondary could take the other way.
But rarely happened against a depleted group of defensive backs and the Vikings matched the NFL's worst interception...
According to Dan Wiederer of the Star Tribune, the Minnesota Vikings don’t plan on playing running back Adrian Peterson at all this preseason.
“Adrian Peterson’s hopes of seeing at least some action in a preseason game have been dashed. The Vikings have decided to take the safe route with their star running back, opting to hold him out of their final two preseason contests...
Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said Adrian Peterson won’t play in the preseason, but he hasn’t suffered a setback. They just want more time in his recovery.
Adrian Peterson will not play in the preseason. Adam Schefter reported on ESPN that the Vikings believe AP is will be ready for week 1 but do not want to risk playing him in the preseason. There have been no set backs and from all indications AP is ahead of schedule and on track for week 1.